Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 18

On this month’s Wireless on Flirt FM, radio historian Eddie Bohan tells us about a forthcoming exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Irish pirate era. Experienced broadcaster David Baker remembers his own pirate days in the 1980s and gives us his views of Irish radio today.* We feature the first 10 […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 17

This month’s Wireless nearly didn’t happen after I slipped on the ice and put myself out of action for several weeks. Many thanks to guest presenter Brian Greene who kindly stepped in at the last minute and produced a packed show. Hear an interview with Gavin Byrne of www.archive.ie, a project of community radio station NEAR FM […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 16

On the February 2018 edition of Wireless on Flirt FM, Dublin’s Irish language station Raidió na Life celebrates 25 years on air this year and we talk to manager Muiris Ó Fiannachta. Students from DIT Radio Society tell us about their plans to set-up Dublin’s first full-time student station on FM. West Cork’s new specialist and community station Atlantic Radio Ireland […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 15

On the December edition of Wireless on Flirt FM, we feature the radio activist Margaretta D’Arcy, founder of Galway’s Radio Pirate Woman, who recently donated her archives to NUI Galway. We hear from Margaretta D’Arcy and from Maureen Maguire who was also involved in the station. As festive station Christmas FM goes on the air, we […]

How radio covered the Enniskillen bombing in 1987

By John Walsh As the 30th anniversary of the Enniskillen atrocity was marked today, I was thinking back to how the bombing was covered by Irish radio in 1987. Although bigger stations such as Energy 103 and its predecessor Radio Nova boasted about their Press Association wire at the end of each bulletin, in reality all […]

Wireless on Flirt FM – programme 14

On the November edition of Wireless, we report from the National Student Radio Conference 2017 hosted by Flirt FM. Prof. Larry Miller of New York University tells us why he believes traditional AM/FM radio in the US faces a grim future. And following the banning of Irish Times journalists from Communicorp radio stations, Dr Andrew […]